DR. REITMAN has submitted to me the following
classification, which not only because it comes from a
man who is himself a tramp but because of a certain
picturesqueness which characterises it as the work
of a tramp, I publish as it comes from his pen:
DR. REITMAN'S CLASSIFICATION
The words "tramp," "hobo," "burn," "vagrant,"
et., are terms which are generally used synonymously,
but there are unquestionably three distinct types of
itinerant vagrant tramping about the country. These
I shall call "tramp," "hobo," and "bum." They are
three species of the genus vagrant.
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Book title: The Elimination of the Tramp by the Introduction into America of the Labour Colony System Already Proved Effective in Holland, Belgium, and Switzerland, with the Modifications Thereof Necessary to Adapt This System to American Conditions.
Contributors: Edmond Kelly - Author.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1908.
Page number: 103.
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